10+ Year Member
- Jul 13, 2004
no where in that article does it say it's going to "replace" dental visits. It freely admits it's a cosmetic procedure and may/may not violate practicing without a license in Indiana. If people are uninformed enough to trust someone at a mall kiosk with no licensing to touch their teeth..... it might take a few "misshaps" and reports to the state department of health before someone does something about it.
I've seen this at the mall near my house over the past few months and its just very strange. Bystanders staring at your drooling face? Random people crowding around and pointing at your ugly teeth? There's more onlookers than customers and I certainly don't want anyone gawking at me while I'm getting my teeth whitened. I don't think dentists should be too worried about this fad. Even though the mall is always busy, this procedure didn't seem appealing and the chairs were usually empty. No surprise there.